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This week in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin a verdict was announced in a lawsuit that awarded more than $11 million dollars to a family whose son suffered brain injuries during birth that was the result of negligent care by the two nurses present. The family claimed that negligence was very apparent when the mother was giving birth citing that one of the nurses misread the “fetal monitoring strips” which were indicating that the infant was in distress and needed help immediately. If the nurse had read the strips properly she would have known that it was imperative that the baby to be delivered as soon as possible. The family was awarded damages for a variety of reasons ranging from past and future health care expenses, to the loss of companionship for the parents. Types of incidents are becoming far too common where another persons life is permanently damaged as the result of the negligence of another. This type of incident is considered medical malpractice. Medical malpractice suits can be filed for a variety of different reasons including misdiagnoses’ of patients and medical errors caused by nurses or doctors. Thousands of patients every year come in contact with medical malpractice and many choose not to do anything about it. Although filing a lawsuit may be uncomfortable, it is something that is very important to do if you or a loved one was a victim of medical malpractice. This is because many hospitals are sliding under the radar when it comes to reporting these accidents, and not reporting them at all. If you feel that you or a loved one has been a victim visit and talk with a lawyer.

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